John Garver, an expert on Chinese foreign policy and professor emeritus in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, was interviewed for the Los Angeles Times August 28 article “As China and India Tussle in South Asia, a Pristine Mountain Kingdom is Caught in the Middle.”
Tucked like a jewel into the mighty Himalayas, the mountain kingdom of Bhutan has rarely commanded the world’s gaze, its hillside monasteries and emerald valleys long known only to select travelers seeking adventure or enlightenment. But for two months, this quiet Buddhist monarchy found itself at the center of a bitter military standoff involving the world’s two most populous countries, each jockeying for primacy in South Asia… “What Beijing is saying to Bhutan is, ‘How’s that special relationship with India working out for you? Can India really protect you?’” said John Garver, an expert on Chinese foreign policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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